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Wiley’s Matthew Beato Wins Business Insurance ‘Break Out’ Award

April 20, 2022

Washington, DC – Wiley, a preeminent DC law firm, is pleased to announce that Matthew W. Beato, partner in the Insurance Practice, has been selected for a 2022 “Break Out” Award by Business Insurance magazine. The annual awards program honors 40 top professionals on track to be the next leaders in the risk management and property/casualty insurance field.

Beato is among only six individuals from law firms who were selected this year for a Break Out Award, which recognizes risk managers, brokers, insurers, reinsurers, wholesalers, lawyers, and other providers serving the commercial insurance sector.

A talented litigator, Beato has advised some of the largest international insurers on complex litigation in both federal and state courts nationwide, achieving victories for clients in numerous cases. he has extensive experience with directors and officers (D&O) and securities coverage matters, and coordinating joint defense efforts in complex D&O litigation. Beato also provides strategic advice to insurers in coverage matters involving policies issued to financial institutions, law firms, software companies, investment advisers, investment companies, and other public and private companies. In addition, he regularly serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for insurers in matters involving emerging exposures, including cyber risk, privacy and data breach, and technology claims.

A profile of Beato will be published in the June 2022 issue of Business Insurance. This year’s winners will be honored at events taking place in New York City (June 9), Chicago (June 23), and Los Angeles (June 30).

Wiley’s Insurance Group is the “go-to” firm for insurance carriers facing high-profile disputes and novel legal challenges. One of the most prominent insurer-side practices in the country, the 46-lawyer team represents clients in professional liability, cyber, general liability, “bad faith,” and appellate matters throughout all 50 states.

Business Insurance’s April 20 announcement of all the 2022 Break Out Award winners can be found here.

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